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Rain Shortens Mandela Challenge
Last year’s Mandela Challenge was shortened to 36 holes due to poor weather conditions making the course unplayable, and it looks like a similar fate will befall the event this year also.
The Nelson Mandela Challenge has been reduced once again, this time to 54 holes, after heavy rainfall at the Mount Edgecombe disrupted the schedule during the first two days.
England’s Daniel Brooks has the clubhouse lead after finishing a first round 62 on Wednesday, although some players were forced to continue playing their first rounds on Friday morning on what should have been the third day of play.
The event began on Wednesday, one day earlier than was originally scheduled, in order to avoid clashing with the funeral of the former South African President of whom the tournament is named, which is set to take place on Sunday.